When you live in a hot and humid environment like Florida, you have an increased chance of suffering from health effects caused by high humidity at home. Not to mention the discomfort you’ll feel living in a sweat box. To prevent dust mites and mold from thriving in your home, it’s important to control the amount of moisture in it.
Ventilate Your Home Properly and Often
Although a little humidity is important to creating a comfortable home, too much moisture can make your indoor air unhealthy and even toxic. Fortunately, there are many appliances and vents to help your home breathe properly by drawing in fresh air while exhausting stale air. Follow these tips to help ventilate your home properly.
- Use exhaust fans when showering or cooking, and leave them on for an hour afterward.
- Open doors and windows during cooler times of the day for at least 15 minutes.
- Change your HVAC system’s air filter at least once every three months to prevent particle buildup.
Invest in a Whole House Dehumidifier
The easiest and most effective way to prevent excess moisture from harming your health or your home is to invest in a whole house dehumidifier, especially if you notice condensation on the windows or having been battling small patches of mildew here and there. Here are the biggest benefits of putting a dehumidifier in your Florida home.
- Helps you reach ideal humidity, which ranges between 40 and 50 percent.
- Makes your home less hospitable to allergens and reduces odors that accompany mold.
- Lowers your energy costs by helping your air conditioner operate more efficiently.
For more information about how to improve your home’s indoor air quality, or if you’d like to invest in professional AC maintenance, read on to learn how you can have fresh air during air conditioning season or contact D & D Air Conditioning & Heating at (239) 694-4849. Our team is standing by to ensure your health and comfort come first.